Sweet Success in Arthington & Bebunni Rudolph

I am very proud to report a crafting conquest in Arthington yesterday! I owe many thanks to my mother-in-law who contributed some very popular Christmas fabric bags, and also to my lovely friends Penny, Karen, Nichola, Rachel & Lucy, who have all helped and supported me in many ways and made lots of purchases too! You are all very kind xxx

Arthington Christmas Craft FairDespite my usual problem of not being very good at handling stress & pressure (ha ha understatement of the year) I think I did pretty well in the end, so I’m proud of myself for setting a goal and achieving it. I very nearly didn’t sign up for the craft fair as I thought I wouldn’t be able to accomplish all that needed accomplishing! Things got a bit tricky two days before the fair, when the kettle packed in (no hot vimto?!), the new printer wouldn’t play fair, despite hours of coaxing (taking up valuable last-minute crafting time!), then finally my husband announced that our eldest had a fever, after checking on him in bed. One meltdown and a fairly decent-few-hours-sleep later, I got back on track, managed to print via my husband’s very old laptop, looked after my mildly feverish child, abandoned the last minute crafting I’d wanted to do, and just got everything organised instead. I had terrible anxiety about the whole thing on Saturday morning but once I’d arrived at the village hall, got set-up and said a few hello’s, I was absolutely fine. Dear me, keep meditating Emma!

I can also proudly announce that the grand total of monies (which does include £28 of pre-fair sales from my mother-in-law’s fabric bags!) raised was…

£145.50

which I have just donated onto my Pandas fundraising Sahara Trek page, taking my total sponsorship amount to £1287.50 which I am thrilled about! Only another £212.50 to generate before March, so I better keep at it! Things are starting to progress with Ebola vaccines so I am hopeful that we will still be able to go to West Africa. Band Aid 30 single out tomorrow – definitely on my Monday list.

I am sharing my favourite piece of crafting for the fair – a matching 8″ card and candle. I have fancied having a go at candle-printing/stamping for a while, but finally decided to brave it a couple of weeks ago. I had a look at the candle stamping tutorial on the LOTV website and this was the end result:

Candle Stamping

Candle Stamping

Candle Stamping

The heat gun bit was VERY exciting! I honestly squealed with delight.

The stamp is Bebunni Christmas – Rudolph by Crafter’s Companion and has lots of sentiment stamps with it so is really good value.

Bebunni Rudolph

Bebunni Rudolph

Bebunni Rudolph

Bebunni Rudolph

Bebunni Rudolph

I have also used:

LOTV Country Gent Paper Pad, LOTV Sentiment (Someone Special) from Set 5 Christmas Circular Sentiments, Rudolph sentiment comes with the Bebunni Christmas Rudolph stampSpellbinders Corner Sprigs die, Marianne Design Poinsettia die, a gorgeous free snowflake die that was on the cover of Quick Cards (Issue 131), a reindeer punch, snowflake charm probably found at GBCF in Bolton in June, gold embossing powder, frantage, and some ribbon from a local shop.

I would like to enter this card and/or candle into the following challenges:

Crafter’s Companion November Challenge – Christmas/Winter

A Creative Romance – Winter Warmers

Papertake Weekly – 2 or 4 legs

Allsorts Challenge – Week 285 – Anything but a Card

Deep Ocean Challenge – #90 Handmade Flowers

Penny Black November Challenge – Anything Goes

Another busy week starts tomorrow…

Emma x

Bebunni Rudolph

Arthington Christmas Craft Fair

8 thoughts on “Sweet Success in Arthington & Bebunni Rudolph

  1. congratulations on your successful fair! it sounds like it was a lot of work, but well worth it. this is a beautiful card and i love the candle! i’ve never had any success with those, but i’ll have to try again, maybe a couple of times. lol. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

  2. First of all congratulations on your sale achievements.

    Your creations are beautiful and the candles a delight, they will make lovely gifts.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week and Penny Black and More.

    B x

  3. Congratulations on your success! That’s great news, I’m so happy for you. Your stall looked brilliant! Such a fantastic amount raised too and I’m sure you must be proud of your personal achievement in coping with such a potentially stressful situation (I would have been very anxious!). I love your creations, especially the gorgeous candle which looks beautiful in its lovely packaging!
    Rebecca.
    x

  4. Beautiful decorated candle and matching card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ‘Anything But A Card’ challenge and Penny Black & More ‘Anything Goes challenge . and good luck.
    Well done on raising a fantastic amount too x Susan x

  5. Such a cute image and a beautiful card and candle. Love all your embellishments. Thanks for joining in with our ‘Christmas Decorations’ challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  6. Hi Emma

    Wow!!!

    What a fabulous display you put together .. .. you should be well proud of yourself .. .. and what a fantastic amount you raised too.

    Sounds like you had lots of stress to deal with at the last minute too .. .. but you got through it despite everything! Well done!!

    I hope it has spurred you on to perhaps do another fair at some stage.

    Love Jules xx

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